Popping noise mystery

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  1. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    A little bit of a mystery for you guys.... I had 6 true bypass pedals in series on my board: no issues whatsoever and no popping noises. I could stomp to my heart content without any issues. Then I incorporated a brand new pedal (also true bypass) from a very reputable make and all of them starting making that annoying (and loud) clicking noise. I just got rid of the new one and the problem got resolved instantly. Weird....
     
  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Even reputable things can be made with crappy parts or assembled by an apathetic worker.
     
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  3. morbidalex666

    morbidalex666 Senior Member

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    Some manufacturers recommend to turn effects on and off until the popping stops.
    There are mods floating around, if you don't want to have that switching routine.
    Most cases require a resistor to be placed from the output to ground, for the issue to be eliminated completely.

    It is probably a design thing and not a crappy component or crappy assembly thing.

    What's your effect? Zvex? Xotic?
     
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  4. 60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI

    60's Bush aka 50WPLEXI Senior Member

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    This is a sore subject for me. I've bought more than my share of pedals with this problem. Some manufacturers address it, the others should period. It's a very cheap thing for them to do, and totally ridiculous that they don't.
     
  5. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    It's your nuts..there's a cold front coming...
     
  6. howlermonkey

    howlermonkey Senior Member

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    It wasn't a compressor pedal by any chance?
     

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